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28 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian needs across Yemen continue to grow as violence escalates.

  • Serious damage to Al - Hudaydah port could deprive millions of people of food and prevent the import of fuel necessary to run health facilities, flour mills, and water and sanitation works.

  • Some form of assistance delivered to 6.9 million people across Yemen’s 22 governorates.

  • Outstanding donor pledges hinder response.

FIGURES

28 Aug 2015 description

SANA'A, 27 August 2015

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is pleased to announce the signing of a Cost-Sharing Agreement with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center to improve food security in crisis-affected communities in Yemen and to support the protection of human rights in the country. The agreement was signed in Riyadh on 27 August 2015 and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center will contribute $1,743,200 for three months duration. This is part of the broader contribution from Saudi Arabia to the UN Flash Appeal.

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12026

SECURITY COUNCIL
PRESS RELEASE

On 25 August, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) was briefed by Mr. Amer Daoudi, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Yemen Crisis, on his ongoing efforts to implement a United Nations Verification and Inspection Mechanism for Yemen.

28 Aug 2015 description

High food prices and conflict in South Sudan and Yemen leading to continued Emergency

Key Messages

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Earlier this week, 14 educators and four of their children were killed and 20 people injured in an airstrike on a teacher’s office in Amran, just north of Sana’a. UNICEF’s Executive Director and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict strongly condemned the targeting of civilian infrastructure and the devastating impact it is having on Yemen’s children.

27 Aug 2015 description

Sana’a, 27 August 2015 – A humanitarian corridor must be established to ensure access to health care for more than 3 million people in Yemen’s Taiz governorate, where conflict and a resulting humanitarian crisis have left thousands of people in need of treatment, caused extensive damage to health facilities, and fanned a dengue fever outbreak.

27 Aug 2015 description

In recent months clashes broke out in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a – some of the most serious violence seen there in recent years. It followed weeks of anti-government protests, partly in response to unpopular fuel prices. Shia Houthi rebels took control of the capital demanding a greater share of power in Yemen’s political system. A UN-brokered peace deal called for the appointment of a new neutral head of government and for the Houthis to pull out of the city. However, there is still political stalemate and violence is ongoing in many parts of the country.

27 Aug 2015 description
report Insecurity Insight

Agency Reports and Open Source Data

Most of our knowledge about humanitarian security hot spots comes from publicly-reported events. This briefing summarizes confidential information from 10 agencies about a range of security events, from those that severely affect staff to those that affect agencies’ ability to deliver aid.

27 Aug 2015 description

The Gargash Group has donated 20 light trucks and 10 power generators as part of the relief operations in Yemen to ease the suffering of people there.

The move follows the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and a follow-up by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen.

27 Aug 2015 description

UNDP, Millennium Development Foundation and For All Foundation are launching three social businesses in Sana’a, which will directly support 53 vulnerable youth, including 30 women, with alternative economic opportunities that will benefit the affected population in Nuqum and Tahreer areas.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

27 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Saudi-led Coalition Likely Launched 7 Attacks Harming Civilians

(Beirut) – Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces appear to have used cluster munition rockets in at least seven attacks in Yemen’s northwestern Hajja governorate, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks were carried out between late April and mid-July 2015.

Video

26 Aug 2015 description
report IRIN

ISTANBUL, 26 août 2015 (IRIN) - Le terme « famine » est l’un des plus forts du vocabulaire humanitaire, doté du pouvoir de faire apparaître des images insoutenables de souffrance humaine, de désespoir et d’échec mondial. En théorie, ça devrait être l’équivalent humanitaire d’une alarme incendie – à n’utiliser qu’en cas d’extrême urgence.

La semaine dernière, la directrice du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) a brisé la glace en alertant que le Yémen risquait de connaître la famine si la tendance actuelle se confirmait.

26 Aug 2015 description

Situation Overview and access constraints

  • The security situation in Yemen continues to be a major impediment to the transport of relief goods to Yemen and overland transport in Yemen.

  • The lack of access to Hodeidah Port due to the security situation is exacerbating the urgent need of water, medicines, fuel and food in the country according to OCHA. Hodeidah Port served as entry point for both humanitarian supplies as well as commercial imports.

26 Aug 2015 description

ADEN, 25th August, 2015 (WAM) – Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) is planning to distribute thousands of more food parcels in the Governorate of Aden and other areas in Yemen.

The food stuff was provided by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.

Fahd Abdul Rahman bin Sultan, Deputy Secretary General of the ERC told the Emirates News Agency (WAM) in a statement that work is underway to prepare thousands of food parcels to be distributed in a number of Yemeni governorates.

26 Aug 2015 description

Sana’a,August 2015 – Today UNHCR and its partner the Millennium Development Foundation (MDF) proudly celebrated the opening of the MDF Family Centre in Sana’a. With UNHCR support, the Family Centre provides refugee children with a safe environment to study and play. The Centre staff also accompany refugee children to help them address their legal, medical and psycho-­‐social needs.
By opening its doors also to vulnerable children in the host community the Centre facilitates co-­‐existence among the different nationalities and with the Yemeni host community.